In the first quarter of 2010 Chilean businesses invested 1.7 billion US dollars abroad, seven times more than in the same period in 2009, according to the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CCS).
The European Union agreed Tuesday on cooperation understandings in civil aviation with the Latinamerican Civil Aviation Commission, CLAC, and with Brazil to promote closer coordination in technical and safety issues.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, said upon taking office for his second term at a special session of the Permanent Council that “those who seek to show an inactive OAS must face the reality of an always present OAS, and those who accuse the OAS of complicity or partiality end up giving examples of the OAS at a different time, for lack of evidence of any instance of partiality during this period”.
Cruises through the waters of Patagonia and around the most southern point of South America are a popular tourist attraction for US and European tourists. In more recent years however, cruise lines have started avoiding Chilean ports.
The Organization of American States (OAS), Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza will be sworn Monday for a second five year term. Chilean born Insulza will take the oath at a special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington DC.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that the arrival of the rainy season will help eliminate power rationing on weekends and on weekdays at non-peak hours. Chavez made the announcement during a meeting of an electricity advisory group at the Miraflores presidential palace that was aired by state-run VTV television.
Investments by Spanish firms are protected in new Bolivian regulations, but companies involved in plots against the government will not be forgiven, said President Evo Morales on Sunday during a fence-mending speech.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas said on Sunday that the Catholic Church notified him that Raul Castro’s regime on Monday will begin taking “preliminary steps” regarding ill political prisoners and that a meeting is scheduled for this week “to speak about releases”.
Colombia’s former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos and Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus appear to be neck and neck for the May 30 presidential vote, and Mockus would have an edge in a June run-off.
This week Malaysia became the 59th country to sign a free trade agreement with Chile. It is the first free trade agreement (FTA) for President Sebastian Piñera's government and it is Malaysia’s first FTA with a Latin American nation.